Woods, W. A.

Speech understanding systems: Final report of a study group


"A five-year interdisciplinary effort by speech scientists and computer scientists has demonstrated the feasibility of programming a computer system to “understand” connected speech, i.e., translate it into operational form and respond accordingly. An operational system (HARPY) accepts speech from five speakers, interprets a 1000-word vocabulary, and attains 91 percent sentence accuracy. This Steering Committee summary report describes the project history, problem, goals, and results." Amsterdam: North- Holland.

Semantics for a Question-Answering System


PhD. dissertation, Harvard University, August 1967. Reprinted as a volume in the series Outstanding Dissertations in the Computer Sciences, New York: Garland Publishing, 1979